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Cortona + Arezzo

From: 650.00 (VAT 10% incl.)

The Cities of Cortona e Arezzo represent what is most appreciable and fascinating to be found in Tuscany in terms of secular history and culture. Located in the southeastern part of the Tuscany on the border withUmbria both have a documented history dating back as far as the period pre-Etruscan; the succession of civilizations, including that of the period Roman e Medieval happened in these two cities, they leave to us a testimony of millenary experience of absolute historical value and a charm not less interesting than that of other more known Italian cities.... read more

Prices shown always take into account departure and return from/to Florence (at the facility where you are staying: Hotel or Apartment). In case of different location the price may vary. Please contact us to know eventual variation of amount.
All prices are intended VAT 10% included;
They are considered not included in the price:
- Meals, drinks and tastings
- Possible Tourist Guide for the city tour(s)
- Museums and Attractions Tickets
- Any extra hours: €55/h

The presence Etrusca a Cortonahistorically documented, dates back between the X and the8th century BC and the testimony still today well visible of this ancient civilization is represented by the walls that surround the city built, exactly from the Etruscans, in the IV century BC
Located on a hill about 500 meters above sea level, Cortona dominates the valley below (Val di Chiana). Thanks also to this strategic position that allowed him to control the surrounding terrors, Cortonastarting betweenVIII and the 7th century BC, became a very powerful city.Among the interesting places to visit in CortonaThe Museum of the Etruscan AcademyThe Cathedral of Cortona, the Church of S. Francesco and theHermitage of the Cells. Excellent are also the gastronomic specialties among which the bovine meat of breed 'Chianina(of Val di Chiana).

Arezzo turns out to be of even preEtrusca thanks to the chance discovery of stone tools dating back to the paleolithic during the excavations of a tunnel of the railway line Rome-Florence shortly after the middle of 1800. It then became one of the cities Etruscan most important along with Cortona as well as Closed e Orvieto. Thanks to its strategic location on the territory Arezzo became an important city of theRoman Empire that was being born. In Middle Ages l'Arezzo Ghibellina with its growing power inevitably collides with Florence e Siena. Arezzo is the birthplace of Giorgio Vasari, the biographer of the Renaissanceperiod in which a great artistic and urban development of the city took place, preserved and visible until today.

Among the interesting places to visit in Arezzo: the Basilica of St. Francis (with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca), the Vasari House, the Cathedral, the Vasari Loggias at Big square.

The excursion of Cortona e Arezzo foresees the departure from Florence at 9am and a return at 5pm. The total duration, including transportation, is approx. 8 hours. Both of them can be visited independently but for a more complete and historical visit we suggest to do it with a local Authorized Guide (with an extra cost, always book it with us) all day (both cities) or half day (one of the two).

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